Roger Federer Wins Wimbledon Championship In 5 Sets Over Andy Roddick

It Took An Epic Marathon-Style 5th Set, But Roger Federer Has Beaten Andy Roddick, And Now Pete Sampras

7/5/09 in Tennis   |   Pat   |   5229 respect


Today's Wimbledon Championships Men's singles final match between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick was incredibly long, and the two men showed some amazing endurance and skills over their 5-set match.

After holding serve 25 games in a row, Andy Roddick slipped up late in the 5th set, and Federer won his 15th major by a score of 5-7, 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-5), 3-6, 16-14. No, that last score isn't a typo. With no tiebreaks in the final set, Roddick and Federer went on for what seemed like forever.


Congratulations to Andy Roddick, for a great job against the greatest player ever. And of course, congratulations to Roger Federer for winning his record 15th Major Championship, breaking the record formerly held by Pete Sampras.
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7/6/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

BluDevil wrote:
So I'm taking it you think Federer would have beaten Nadal if they would have matched up in the final?

I think there's a chance. Obviously no one can say for sure, but I was quite impressed with Roddick. And it wasn't just the final... he played well for the entire tournament.

7/6/09   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

BluDevil wrote:
I dunno..... Andy did play great and I was impressed. But does anyone really think that if Rafa was healthy that Roddick would have even been in the final, or that Federer would have won?

I gave Andy a lot of credit...but you are right Nadal ..at 100%, probably beats both of them...but it is hard to argue that after watching the level of tennis achieved by Roddick and Federer in that Final.

7/6/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Pat wrote:
I think that if Andy Roddick played as well as he played during the tournament, he could have beaten Nadal. Could... he may have lost anyway, but he would have at least had a chance.

So I'm taking it you think Federer would have beaten Nadal if they would have matched up in the final?

7/6/09   |   jess_tee

 what a chance for andy! .at least he played the best tennis in his life (though it is still not good enough) guess he'll never grab a wimbledon title.... 

but what astounded me most is the aces of roger. i was expecting a lot from andy. lol. 

no doubt, that was the greatest tennis match i've ever seen in my life yet....

7/6/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

BluDevil wrote:
I dunno..... Andy did play great and I was impressed. But does anyone really think that if Rafa was healthy that Roddick would have even been in the final, or that Federer would have won?

I think that if Andy Roddick played as well as he played during the tournament, he could have beaten Nadal. Could... he may have lost anyway, but he would have at least had a chance.

7/6/09   |   shivubobby

I love Roger because he is the best player in the world

7/5/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

MarkTheShark wrote:
Andy Roddick showed everyone he has found his cajones. Great job against the best ever.

I dunno..... Andy did play great and I was impressed. But does anyone really think that if Rafa was healthy that Roddick would have even been in the final, or that Federer would have won?

7/5/09   |   sportsgnork   |   44 respect

I found a new respect for Andy.  I will never question his heart, fire or will ever again. 

7/5/09   |   Rockin_gal2010

That was the most intense match ever!!! Yay Federer the greatest tennis player of all!!! Roddick was awesome too!!! Can't wait for the next time Roddick is improving and it's awesome!!!

7/5/09   |   DarkChild

 What can i say, my heart just regained its normal rythm, thanks to the epic final, so WHO NOW IS THE WORLD NOS 1 AND THE GREATEST-----EASY----------------------ROGER FEDERER

7/5/09   |   Bashfulblue   |   7 respect

Roger has secert gear that no one else has

7/5/09   |   aurorablo

Yesterday,Roger was only a living tennis  legend,today,he is a LEGEND and an ICON !! HIS VICTORY TODAY SURELY SILENCE THE CRITICS THAT WROTE HIM OFF FEW WEEKS AGO.

7/5/09   |   ktbug1215

leebeelhk wrote:
I wish andy roddick  would have won i thought he was going to because he was ahead for a while GO Andy roddick! I wish you had won!
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 i wish andy could have won too! but i am happy for Roger!!!!   

7/5/09   |   venom_theking   |   6 respect

and i wish andy roddick  to but not like roger and he is so cool

7/5/09   |   venom_theking   |   6 respect

i love roger and i am happy cause he win

7/5/09   |   leebeelhk

I wish andy roddick  would have won i thought he was going to because he was ahead for a while GO Andy roddick! I wish you had won!

7/5/09   |   TharunKumar

If tennis is a religion then Roger is the God

7/5/09   |   TharunKumar

Roger is the king of tennis

7/5/09   |   tron8808   |   1 respect

 I think Andy Roddick is passed his headcase stage. That was a great finale for the finest Grand Slam in tennis.

7/5/09   |   Sweetz

gobigblue1960 wrote:
This is what makes Wimbeldon the #1 tennis tournament. Another epic men's Final on a historic day for Federer.

Yippiie..its time for celebration....Yet another feather on federer's crown....Wimbeldon 2009

7/5/09   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

This is what makes Wimbeldon the #1 tennis tournament. Another epic men's Final on a historic day for Federer.

7/5/09   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

Andy Roddick showed everyone he has found his cajones. Great job against the best ever.

7/5/09   |   Scott   |   51962 respect

This is the Andy Roddick that experts and analysts have wanted to see for a long time.  Roddick played inspired tennis and took the best player in the world to the limit before making one mistake that ultimately cost him the match.  While I normally agree that moral victories are of no significant importance, this match showed a different Andy Roddick and an effort that hopefully can carry over to the rest of the tennis season

7/5/09   |   ankurnathmishra   |   3945 respect

I haven't seen Roddick play so well, He may have lost but certainly he has emerged as a better player.

7/5/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Though 'moral' or 'psychological victories' result in trophies that are difficult to display, this effort signals for Roddick that he's back as a threat in majors.  Don't be shocked if he contends again in the U.S Open.